Corruption charges: Brazil’s former presidents Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff are both accused of bribery. Photograph: Igo Estrela/Getty

The former Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff has been formally charged for the first time in the South American country’s three-year-old investigatio(...)

Geddel Vieira Lima,   the second member of Brazilian president Michel Temer’s four-man kitchen cabinet to be arrested in an ongoing corruption investigation. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

The political noose around Brazilian president Michel Temer tightened on Monday with the arrest by federal police of one of his former ministers and c(...)

Brazilian president Michel Temer:  facing corruption charges and could  be removed from office for 180 days while the supreme court decides his fate. Photograph: Joédson Alves/EPA

Amid rising political tensions the corruption charge against Brazilian president Michel Temer reached the lower chamber of congress on Thursday, forma(...)

Brazilian president Michel Temer. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

Brazil was plunged into a new constitutional crisis on Monday night when Michel Temer became the first serving president to be formally charged with c(...)

President of Brazil Michel Temer has vehemently denied the accusation of spying. Photograph:  Igo Estrela/Getty Images)

Brazil’s long-running political crisis risks descending into open conflict between its leading institutions after a dramatic weekend that started with(...)

Brazilian president Michel Temer attends a ceremony of the 152nd anniversary of the Riachuelo Naval Battle at the Marine Corps Headquarters in Brasilia. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Brazil’s top electoral court dismissed a case on Friday that threatened to unseat president Michel Temer for alleged illegal campaign funding in the 2(...)

 Brazilian president Michel Temer speaks during a televised message to the nation,  in Brasilia, Brazil. Photograph: Joédson Alves/EPA

Brazil’s supreme court released explosive plea-bargain testimony on Friday that accused president Michel Temer, along with former presidents Luiz Inac(...)

Brazilian president Michel Temer: According to the “O Globo” newspaper, the president said: “You have to keep this up, okay?” during a conversation with a businessman about payments to a jailed colleague. He said he was the victim of a conspiracy. Photograph: Eraldo Peres/AP

Brazilian president Michel Temer is fighting for his political life after one of the country’s leading businessmen implicated him in buying the silenc(...)

Director of ‘Aquarius’ Kleber Mendonça Filho: “If a film-maker lives in Cork he makes films in Cork. Then that city gets exposure if the film is seen. I learned about Biloxi from Neil Simon. I learnt about Manhattan from Woody Allen.”

Kleber Mendonça Filho’s Aquarius is among the most remarkable films of the last 12 months. Sônia Braga is mesmerising as Clara, a retired music writer(...)

Brazil’s prosecutor general Rodrigo Janot: his request to open 83 formal inquiries is based on plea-bargain testimony from executives of Odebrecht, Brazil’s biggest construction conglomerate. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Brazil’s long-running corruption crisis has escalated dramatically after the country’s chief federal prosecutor asked the supreme court to investigate(...)